We only managed to get into one panel at the Comic-Con this year. You know, what with only two days of badges instead of a full four day pass with preview night. Yeah, that.
Anyway, we really liked How to Train Your Dragon so we were excited to attend a panel that introduced a new TV series based on the movie. Here are the highlights.
DREAMWORKS DRAGONS: RIDERS OF BERK
The panel was held Thursday and was produced by Cartoon Network and DreamWorks. The upcoming series picks up after the story ends in the movie. Our troupe of young trainers discovers that dragons are indeed trainable but they take a lot more work than the kids originally planned. Added to the drama is the introduction of a lot of new, unruly dragons. As the show progresses, there will be new characters besides the dragons, and there will be at least one bad guy.
A 15-minute preview was shown to audience. It was comprised of an extended version of the trailer below plus a ton of additional footage, some of which was in the preliminary stages of CGI development. Pretty neat stuff. The audience liked what we were seeing and from where we sit, we think it’s going to be a load of fun. One of the funniest snippets was of Chief Stoick the Vast getting his own dragon. The picture below shows what he looks like. Kind of horrifying, actually. Perfect for a Viking chieftain, we suppose
All the main characters are still there. The producers were also very happy to announce that they got voice actors Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera back as Hiccup and Astrid respectively. Some of the other actors are back as well.
So, yeah. The show debuts this fall on Cartoon Network. There’s a CN preview on August 7th at 7:30pm. Be there. Or, not. Just catch the show when it comes out.